Friday, August 21, 2009

Lutheran Vote

When Unitarians, United Church of Christ, Methodists and Episcopalians wade into the debate about ordaining gay clergy, it is a discussion removed from me. They are not part of my historic heritage, as the Lutheran church is. The vote by the ELCA to ordain homosexual clergy in committed relationships brings the issue closer to home. The Lutheran church is our historic heritage.
The question that was raised to me was; will this make an impact on the Covenant Church? I don't think so. I think our sense of biblical theology outweighs the cultural climate of toleration. The vote should not affect the way I relate to friends who are gay or lesbian. I don't think Jesus gives us any option but to act lovingly towards those with whom we have disagreements.


At 7:29 PM , Anonymous Fred said...

It's been 37 years since membership in the ELCA but it still concerns me. All of us are sinners, none better and none worse, just asking and receiving forgiveness from a loving God.

Still, our church leadership should set an example, holding to Biblical values, and not just conforming to current trends.

At 11:29 AM , Anonymous jasonbradyut said...

This is just appalling. If Luther, the late German Christian protester, would still be here…where the denomination “Lutherans” derived from, he would be stunned and completely disappointed in this horrible abomination to the Word of God and the Gospel. I totally am against this election. When God created “man” he created Adam and Eve, NOT Adam and STEVE!!! Hello people. This is a direct form of disobedience to God. And this is happening in a Church, a denomination that professes to know the Word of God???? Please, God will have to deal with you guys…and it won’t be pretty.

At 5:00 PM , Blogger donnjohnson said...

Jason; what are your thoughts about the way God deals in righteousness with other sins?

At 11:12 AM , Blogger sharon said...

Pastor Johnson,

If possible please tune into KKMS.com Sunday Sept. 13 at 1:00 California time to hear Pastor Brock comments on the recent ELCA decision. Pastor Brock's church Hope Lutheran in Mpls. left the ELCA several years ago and joined the AFLC synod.

In Christ,

Sharon - Salem member


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